Senate leadership sees smooth sailing of FOI bill

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Senate leadership sees smooth sailing of FOI bill 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Dec. 4 – The Senate leadership gave assurances Tuesday the proposed Freedom of Information bill faces no hindrances for its passage in the upper house of Congress.

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Ex-Cebu City councilor elected Asean psychiatrists group president

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Ex-Cebu City councilor elected Asean psychiatrists group president 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 4 — A former Cebu City councilor, head of the Cebu Newspaper Workers Foundation (Cenewof), was elected president of the Association of South East Asian Nations Federation of Psychiatry and Mental Health.

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Hundreds of passengers stranded at Cebu port

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Hundreds of passengers stranded at Cebu port 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 4 — Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Cebu port Tuesday after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) barred all vessels, regardless of size, from leaving Cebu.

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Cotabato City alert status on 'Pablo' remains

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Cotabato City alert status on 'Pablo' remains 

COTABATO CITY, Dec. 4 — The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) has intensified its coordination and cooperation with the different local agencies and barangay officials as Cotabato City is one of the areas possibly affected by typhoon Pablo.

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93 rookie cops take their oath in Tuguegarao City

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on 93 rookie cops take their oath in Tuguegarao City 

CAMP MARCELO A. ADDURO, Tuguegarao City, Dec. 4 — Ninety three new policemen took their oath Monday at the Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) here.

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Mayor Rama orders cops to protect San Pedro’s templete

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Mayor Rama orders cops to protect San Pedro’s templete 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 4 — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has directed Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director Ramon Melvin Buenafe to deploy police personnel to guard the templete or small temple of the San Pedro Calungsod at the South Road Properties (SRP) and its surroundings.

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Negros provincial gov’t advances delivery of relief goods to flood-prone areas

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Negros provincial gov’t advances delivery of relief goods to flood-prone areas 

BACOLOD CITY, Dec. 4 — Relief goods composed of 580 packs of sardines, rice, and noodles were delivered in advance to flood-prone areas in southern Negros Occidental, according to assistant provincial welfare officer Merle Garcia.

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Iloilo City gov’t starts preemptive evacuation of families living along coastal areas

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Iloilo City gov’t starts preemptive evacuation of families living along coastal areas 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 4 — Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has ordered the start of preemptive evacuation of families living along coastal areas here following the latest weather bulletin which placed Iloilo under typhoon signal No. 3.

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Comelec rejects request to place Bogo City under its control

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Comelec rejects request to place Bogo City under its control 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 4 — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc has rejected the request of Rep. Benhur Salimbangon (Cebu, 4th district) to place Bogo City in northern Cebu under Comelec control in the 2013 elections to prevent a repeat of the stand-off in Pulambato in 2010.

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Northern Palawan braces for super typhoon 'Pablo'

December 4, 2012 11:00 pm· Comments Off on Northern Palawan braces for super typhoon 'Pablo' 

By Donna Jean M. Genilan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Dec. 4 -– The Palawan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) and its partner agencies are now on alert for the anticipated onslaught of typhoon 'Pablo' in the northern part of the province.

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